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Sell Contemporary Ceramics + Craft with Maak

How it works

Submit information and images

Submit information and images

Fill in the form below and send images and information about the pieces you are looking to sell

We’ll provide you with a free valuation with no obligation to sale

We’ll provide you with a free valuation with no obligation to sale

The team at Maak will assess the images and information you've sent to us and provide you with provision auction estimates or discuss the private sale route. 

Realise the full potential

Realise the full potential

We will then agree a strategy with you for the best route to market to realise the full potential of your piece or collection

Thinking of Selling?

If you are considering selling, simply fill out the form and attach any images you have available. If you you are able to include any approximate dimensions and notable damage it will enable us to give you an accurate estimate of what you piece or collection might realise at auction with Maak. 

This is a free of charge service with no obligation of sale.

Please note all preliminary estimates may be subject to change on inspection of the item 


Why Maak?

We have the audience 

Maak are the market leading auction specialists and art consultants dedicated to the foremost international ceramic art of the 20th and 21st century, and contemporary crafts. Our International audience sees competitive bidding from around the globe ensuring you see the best price realised for your artworks.

We have the expertise 

Maak are dedicated to handling the very best in Modern & Contemporary Ceramics and have held auctions within the field for the past 12 years. Director, Marijke Varrall-Jones has specialised within studio ceramics since 2004, advising Institutions and collectors alike. Having access to such a wide range of private and public collections, Maak are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to advise you on how best to sell your collection. Since 2023 Maak has broadened its offerings to include Contemporary Craft, encompassing the very best international makers working with wood, metal, glass, textiles, basketry, lacquer and jewellery.

We get the results 

Year on year Maak continues to achieve world record prices for many leading artists in the field and set the world record price for a living ceramic artist at £240,000 for a single work in 2020. 

Within the last 12 years since the Maak auctions were founded, it has achieved a hammer total of in excess of £5,000,000. 

Importing into the UK?

Importing original works of art into the UK

If you are shipping items from one country to another, shipping charges, taxes and import duties may apply. If you are in any doubt about the regulations that apply please seek professional guidance as it is your responsibility, as the owner of the goods, to ensure you comply with all relevant regulations and controls. Maak will only be able to offer works where all obligations have been fulfilled.

If import declarations are completed correctly import VAT on original works of art is charged at a reduced rate of 5% rather than the standard rate of 20%

Professional Shipping

Any reputable shipping company will be able to guide you through this process to ensure you are importing works correctly so we advise shipping through a professional shipping company where possible.

Direct Courier

If you would like to courier items directly to Maak it is your responsibility to declare the goods to customs correctly. If Maak is stated as the importer on record (you will need our UK EORI Number to do this) you will remain liable for any taxes and import duties incurred unless agreed otherwise in advance.

Hand Carrying

If you intend to hand carry items into the UK it is your responsibility to declare the goods to customs on arrival at the point you enter the UK. If Maak has provided provisional auction estimates these should be used for declared import values. It is possible to arrange to be met by a customs agent who can submit declarations with customs prior to arrival in the UK to ensure procedures are followed correctly for a swift transit through customs.

Import Values

If Maak has provided provisional auction estimates these should be used for declared import values.

If you are not able to provide correct proof of customs declaration we will have to submit a retrospective declaration before items can be offered for sale. A retrospective declaration will incur additional fees for which you will be liable.

If you would like any guidance or have further questions regarding shipping or importing items into the UK, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Edmund de Waal Porcelain Vessels - Maak Contemporary Ceramics

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